Dugout Discussion

Abraham, Pulisic and James among the substitutes as Chelsea face unchanged Villa


The second of Aston Villa’s two Double Gameweek 30+ fixtures kicks off at 16:15 BST, with Chelsea the visitors to the Midlands.

The Villans are unchanged from the side that drew 0-0 with Sheffield United in midweek, meaning that the ‘out of position’ and misclassified Fantasy Premier League midfielder Keinan Davis (£4.3m) once again leads the line for the hosts.

Jack Grealish (£6.4m), the most-bought FPL asset of the current Gameweek, is deployed on the left flank once more.

Frank Lampard has made four changes from the last starting XI he named in the Premier League, although that of course was way back in March.

Andreas Christensen (£4.8m), N’Golo Kante (£5.0m) and Mateo Kovacic (£5.3m) are recalled, while the fit-again Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£6.3m) makes his first appearance of the season.

Kurt Zouma (£4.7m), Billy Gilmour (£4.5m), Ross Barkley (£5.7m) and Pedro (£6.8m) drop out.

With Reece James (£5.1m) only among the substitutes, Marcos Alonso (£6.2m) gets his fourth straight league start – the premium FPL defender hasn’t blanked in any of his starts this season.

Tammy Abraham (£7.5m) and Christian Pulisic (£6.9m) also have to be content with places on the bench, as Oliver Giroud (£6.6m) and the soon-to-be out-of-contract Willian (£7.0m) retain their places in Lampard’s side.


Aston Villa XI: Nyland; Konsa Ngoyo, Mings, Hause, Targett; Hourihane, Douglas Luiz, McGinn; El Ghazi, Davis, Grealish.

Chelsea XI: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Rüdiger, Christensen, Alonso; Loftus-Cheek, Kanté, Kovacic; Willian, Giroud, Mount.

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1,250 Comments Post a Comment
  1. tm245
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Reece James is not good.

    1. how now brown cow
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Disagree

      1. tm245
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        He got dispossessed about five times in five minutes, maybe he is just rusty.

  2. Feanor
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    James has been shocking. Five giveaways in five minutes.

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Definitely doesn't look fit. Can see why he didn't start

  3. L'Aeroplanino
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Liverpool on hoilday mode soon after wrapping up the league with no European involvement?

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      No like they can go anywhere!

      Records to chase I would have thought

    2. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yep

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Maybe no lack of commitment, but I can see Klopp trying out the kids and fringe players for next season.

  4. PL Ball
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Thought for sure that was a yellow for Grealish.

    1. Wild Rover
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      It is now

  5. Wild Rover
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Grealish complaining about his bare shins being sore

  6. Wild Card this...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    5 players today. They have all played - well, to certain extent. 4 points

  7. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    This is fu.... ridiculous !
    Every time he has the ball they foul him

    1. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      6 from 5 - am I above par?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        🙁

  8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Grealish yellow

  9. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Grealish YC. This gw is a joke

    1. Klopptomist Scott Jelly
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Aye it's rubbish when you only get 100+

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Looked like it could be 200+ after the first could days though

        1. Klopptomist Scott Jelly
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          It was never going to be 200+

          Grass is always greener

  10. Rashford FC
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Salah benched & Robbo not in the squad? Absolutely fantastic.

    1. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yeah they were two fitness worries.

  11. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Grealish finally gets his card.

  12. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Standard Grealish.

  13. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Goodbye Grealish, in a bit fella

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Already out of my team on Wednesday

  14. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Grealish YC

  15. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Grealish yc

  16. masyuris
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Who is Anthony Gordon?

    1. BobB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      He was a villain in Corrie? Must be where Kenwright found him

  17. how now brown cow
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Good grief

  18. Burger
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    You berk, Grealish.

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      FS Grealish

  19. PL Ball
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    God Damnit. What a muppet.

    Horrendous weekend.

  20. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Well done Jack. I was 1 second away from 100 points. 😀

  21. BDA Shadow
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Nothing like a yellow card as the last play of the game for your player who just blanked.

    1. TAT
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Great, isn't it…

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Literally on 99 to rub salt on the wound. Today has been so rough, should have blown past 100 comfortable a long time ago.

        1. TAT
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I'd be very happy with that score! Struggling around 60 points myself, on FH.

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      😆

      Well said 😆

  22. DandyDon
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Oh thanks Grealish. Necessary challenge that - last kick of the game!

  23. Pad Randa
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    So, that’s 0 from 4 for me today. Lovely.

  24. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    What an unnecessary YC to Grealish

  25. Feanor
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    8 points from Grealish and Auba

    14 from Saka and Targett on my bench

  26. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Rudeboy Rudiger, who else.

  27. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    2 points from 6 players.

  28. Naby K8a
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Grealish goal threat is non existent again. Rinse and repeat

  29. Wolfman180
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    This DGW started off so promising. Today has just been horrendous

  30. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Wow... 7 points from 5 players today... Disaster!!!!

    1. Pad Randa
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I’d have that in a heartbeat. 0 from 4

      1. KGFC
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Newcastle CS helped me... Otherwise all bombed... Who do you got?

    2. Keeptrying
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      1 from 5 hahaha

      1. KGFC
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Ouch. I thought I was having a mare... Thanks for cheering me up, bud 🙂